Harrogate Town emerged triumphant with a commanding 3-0 victory over City in their recent fixture at the EnviroVent Stadium in Sky Bet League Two action.

Despite an encouraging start from City, it was Harrogate who secured the lead heading into halftime courtesy of Josh March’s header in the 21st minute, capitalizing on a Warren Burrell delivery.

City displayed glimpses of promise early on, with Oyegoke’s attempt narrowly missing the mark.

However, Harrogate’s dominance was evident as they capitalized on their opportunities. March’s clinical finish put them ahead, leaving City’s goalkeeper Sam Walker helpless.

City’s Tyriek Wright had a fleeting chance to level the scoreline, but his effort was thwarted by a solid save from Harrogate’s James Belshaw.

Harrogate nearly doubled their lead during a prolonged spell of first-half stoppage time, with Matty Daly’s thunderous strike rattling the post, keeping City’s hopes flickering.

The second half proved to be a challenging period for City, with Harrogate amplifying their advantage. In the 71st minute, Simon Weaver’s side was awarded a penalty following a handball by Brad Halliday, expertly converted by George Thomson.

City’s misery was compounded less than ten minutes later when Daniel Oyegoke inadvertently redirected Jack Muldoon’s cross into his own net, sealing a resounding victory for Harrogate.

The defeat leaves City with much to contemplate as they strive to bounce back from this setback in their League Two campaign.